Firearms Licensing

Welcome to the section for the Cumbria Constabulary Firearms Licensing Unit.

Our work, including the necessary vetting of every applicant, inevitably takes time. Certificates authorise the legal possession or access to firearms and cannot be issued without proper and thorough investigation of an applicant’s background.

Every effort is made to ensure each application is processed with the utmost efficiency. Applicants can assist by ensuring all documents are correct and submitted promptly.

Links to Application Forms and Information

Form 201 – Firearm and Shotgun grant or renewal application

Form 201A – Notes to be read before completing form 201

Form 202 – Firearm variation application

Form 107 – Application for Visitor to UK who wishes to shoot

Fees up to 5 April 2015

Fees with effect from 6 April 2015

Security – Guidance for safekeeping of guns and ammunition document

Firearm and Shotgun Grant Information Sheet – For first time applicants

Firearm and Shotgun Information Sheet – Supplied to certificate holders

Contact Us:-

Tel: 0330 124 0941 (voicemail out of office hours)
Fax: 0330 124 0977
Post: Firearms Licensing Unit
         Police Headquarters
         Carleton Hall
         CA10 2AU 

In Person: Follow signs at Carleton Hall, or ring for directions, Mon–Fri 08:30–16:30

Click on the following document which offers advice to assist you in understanding some of the requirements for the granting and renewal of shotgun and firearm certificates:
Aditional Advice Document

Document Contents:

What is a Firearm?

Grant of a Firearm Certificate

Variation of a Firearm Certificate

Renewal of a Firearm Certificate

Grant of a Shotgun Certificate

Renewal of a Shotgun Certificate

Firearm and Shotgun Common Expiry Date Application

Change of Address.

Purchase/sale/transfer of guns

Gun Clubs –Target Shooting
Gun Clubs -Clay Pigeon Shooting. Visitors to UK. Explosives.

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